Your response matters.
Census results help determine how billions of
dollars in federal funding flow into states and
communities each year.
The results determine how many seats
in Congress each state gets.
It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in
Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its
population every 10 years since 1790.
Your privacy matters.
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. Under law, breaking that oath has severe penalties, including a fine up to $250,000, five years in prison, or both.
The Census is charged with counting every single person in the U.S. and will NOT ask about your immigration status or if you are a U.S. citizen.
Visit 2020census.gov on April 1, 2020, to complete the Census.